Blank Slate - Need Design Help!
Long time reader, 1st time poster. Purchased a house in the zone 6 area and we're starting with a blank slate on the landscaping. There are no completed lots behind us or to the left or right of us as of now.
Some of our observations:
1. backyard has southern exposure - gets really hot so need some kind of shade.
2. need to figure out summer/winter winds - can really get windy and its probably because the entire area is barren.
3. looking to have privacy in the backyard - not sure whether to plant or to get fences
I'm going to include an aerial shot - Would really appreciate some thoughts and ideas if possible!